Childhood obesity: parents fail to recognise, general practitioners fail to act.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233612
Title:
Childhood obesity: parents fail to recognise, general practitioners fail to act.
Authors:
White, A; O'Brien, B; Houlihan, T; Darker, C; O'Shea, B
Affiliation:
Chapelizod Medical Centre, Belgrove Park, Chapelizod, Dublin 20. afric@ireland.com
Citation:
Childhood obesity: parents fail to recognise, general practitioners fail to act. 2012, 105 (1):10-3 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233612
PubMed ID:
22397205
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Childhood%20Obesity%3B%20Parents%20Fail%20to%20Recognise.%20General%20Practitioners%20Fail%20to%20Act%20
Abstract:
General Practitioners (GPs) have an important role to play in recognition of and intervention against childhood obesity in Ireland. Data were collected prospectively on a cohort of children aged 4-14 and their parents (n = 101 pairs) who attended consecutively to a semi-rural group general practice. Parents estimated their child's weight status. Actual weight status was determined for both parent and child using the United States Centres' for Disease Control's BMI-for-age references. 15 (14.9%) of the children and 49 (51.6%) of the parents were overweight or obese. While 71 (95.5%) of normal weight status children were correctly identified, parents showed poor concordance in identifying their children as overweight 2 (18.2%) or obese 0 (0%). BMI was only evidently recorded in the clinical records of 1 out of 15 cases of overweight children identified. With parents failing to recognise childhood obesity, GPs have a responsibility in tackling this problem at a family level.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Body Mass Index; Child; Child, Preschool; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Obesity; Parents; Physicians, Family; Prospective Studies; Questionnaires; Rural Population
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoulihan, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorDarker, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Ben_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-13T10:11:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-13T10:11:02Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-
dc.identifier.citationChildhood obesity: parents fail to recognise, general practitioners fail to act. 2012, 105 (1):10-3 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22397205-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233612-
dc.description.abstractGeneral Practitioners (GPs) have an important role to play in recognition of and intervention against childhood obesity in Ireland. Data were collected prospectively on a cohort of children aged 4-14 and their parents (n = 101 pairs) who attended consecutively to a semi-rural group general practice. Parents estimated their child's weight status. Actual weight status was determined for both parent and child using the United States Centres' for Disease Control's BMI-for-age references. 15 (14.9%) of the children and 49 (51.6%) of the parents were overweight or obese. While 71 (95.5%) of normal weight status children were correctly identified, parents showed poor concordance in identifying their children as overweight 2 (18.2%) or obese 0 (0%). BMI was only evidently recorded in the clinical records of 1 out of 15 cases of overweight children identified. With parents failing to recognise childhood obesity, GPs have a responsibility in tackling this problem at a family level.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Childhood%20Obesity%3B%20Parents%20Fail%20to%20Recognise.%20General%20Practitioners%20Fail%20to%20Act%20en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Index-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshObesity-
dc.subject.meshParents-
dc.subject.meshPhysicians, Family-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRural Population-
dc.titleChildhood obesity: parents fail to recognise, general practitioners fail to act.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChapelizod Medical Centre, Belgrove Park, Chapelizod, Dublin 20. afric@ireland.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB

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